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Saturday, January 31, 2009

I am so far behind in the threads that I don't know if I can get caught up.I will be going to all the blogs I check on.
I spent part of the day yesterday with my sister who was put into hospital.She is in critical care with pneumonia.They thought she may have had a slight heart attack but decided she hadn't. She is still stable and hopefully I will see some improvement when I go up there later. I talked to her nurse this morning and she was ok.Her son should be up there shortly and he will call me if there is a problem.Because of my own health problems I seldom go to visit anyone in hospital because hospitals are so full of germs. Joanne is more like a mother to me so I had to go.I will go today but not stay long.If she gets worse i will be there 24/7 but it is not necessary now.Her husband is also sick and he may end up in hospital himself.So in addition to my kids I now have my sister to worry about.Plus my brother in Arizona is expecting me to make decision on whether he needs to come.Nothing like more stress.

Even tho I did do some comfort eating last night I lost 1.8# and have now lost 50#.

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ROZOZ68 2/1/2009 1:13AM

    Dear Eleni, You have so much to think about and people to look after right now. Do take care of yourself too! Sorry you are going through this. Thinking of you!

I also am not on the threads much. You take care now!!
Your Friend,

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KPIKE1 1/31/2009 5:03PM

    I am sorry to hear about your sister, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am hoping she will be ok and you don't need to have to call your brother. Even with all the stress and eating you still loss weight. Great job you are doing fantastic.
I know I live too far away, but I am here for your anyways if you need me.

I hope things get better. Take care of yourself first so you can help your family.

Your friend,

Kim emoticon emoticon

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KYANN402 1/31/2009 3:27PM

    I'm holding you and your sister in prayer. Sisters are special.

emoticon on losing the 1.8#! You're doing super.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/31/2009 2:14PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your sister. You certainly have lots to worry about. At least she didn't have a heart attack. How scary! Hopefully she gets better better and your brother doesn't need to come.

Even with all the stress you still lost weight. Great job!! I know I can't be much help because I'm so far away, but I'm here for you.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

We are still raining.But it is a good rain.Wet and dreary but the water is going into the ground instead of just washing away.We always need water.
I wish I didn't have to go out in it but I do.First to go get a heart ultra sound and then to gorcery store.

I did awesome with my eating yesterday.Even tho I went over my 10 curfew by 20 minutes.That was ok. I did good on calories and exercise.
I have 50 minutes of exercise already done this morning.I will try to get 10 minutes more later today.

Tomorrow we go to our grandson's 5th birthday. His Mom is making spagehetti which I haven't eatten in weeks.I have been limiting my pasta to a minimum because of calories. Nothing to do with carbs.Just calories. If I make my goal Sat morning I may eat some but it is going to be close.

We willl not stay long as it gets too tiring for me late in the day. Plus I can not stand to be around my sil's father. Plus sil isn't on my good list right now either. He is a great faher but stinks as a husband sometimes. He lost his business but is sitting on butt collecting unemployment. He isn't even looking for work. URRR. Jobs are terrible to find around here but he isn't even looking.

Well I need to shower and get dressed.I still have to finish grocery list. Every week I think it will be a short one and somehow it explodes once I get to store.

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VEGEFARMER 1/31/2009 3:15AM

    You sure are doing great Eleni, I hope you enjoy your grandsons birthday.
We are waiting for some rain for the gardens, it sure is dry here and we are irrigating a ,lot now.
Good luck with the shopping.
now in answer to your question. U.K is United Kingdom. England Scotland etc
I havent been getting notification of your blogs lately, must go n check to find out why.
take good care of yourself and have fun at party.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/30/2009 7:03PM

    Have you tried the whole wheat pasta? I've switched to it and everybody likes it better. I know it won't help you when you eat at other houses but maybe you can eat more of it at home than you do now.

You're becoming an exercise machine!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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KPIKE1 1/30/2009 5:23PM

    Thats awsome about your eating yesterday and getting to bed nearly on time. I didn't, was up to 12:30 am this morning and alarm went off at 4:30.

Have fun at party and don't worry about spagetti, you can eat anything as long as its within reason, just relax and have a good time.

I would rather have rain than snow and ice, but today wasn't bad. Enjoy your weekend and keep doing what you have been doing, just don't over do.

Take care


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Wet Thursday

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It is a wet dreary day here in sunny Florida. It is warm but no sun. It is already in the 70's.
Yesterday was a terrible day for eating.If it wasn't nailed down I ate it. But I quit at 10 and went to bed at 11. This is a new day and yesterday is over and done with.

Hubby cooked supper and did a really good job.Not the lowest in calories but hey he did good. He fixed bacon and eggs with homefries.I added some fresh tomato slices to mine.. Southern gals like tomatoes with that kind of food.
Tonight we will have healthy turkey burgers. And I still have my eggplant that I may bake for me.

I am back on track today. I even exercised for 50 minutes. I am hoping to get another 10 minutes in at some time so I have a total of 60. But we will see.
Eating is also good.
I am still hoping to reach a major goal on Sat. If I am good til then it should be fine.
So even tho dreary days are depressing I am not. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 1/30/2009 7:33AM

    50 minutes!! YOU GO GIRL! That's awesome!! emoticon

I wish we lived closer so Bill can teach my hubby Jason to cook!! He can make grilled cheese and sloppy joe on the stove but that's about it. Other things he can bake in the oven but that's food right out of a box. Home fries sound delicious right now!!

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MICKEY341 1/30/2009 12:00AM

    We actually had sun today and our ice is about all gone. Wish we could get some good old fashion RAIN. It is so dry here. Even with our ice, it didn't amount to much moisture.
Glad you are back on track. I need to get back to exercising, but will wait to see what the Dr. says on Monday. I mostly walk and I don't think that will hurt me.
Eating has been good for me today also. I made veggie soup today and put some low fat sausage in it. It was good...will have enough for tomorrow, as Ted didn't like it...too much celery he said!
Take care... emoticon

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Better Today

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I am doing much better today.Got up much earlier than usual. Did well on not eating after 10 and did go to bed by 11:30. Was not up to exercising yesterday but will today. I just have to take it easy some days.
There was a discussion on one of the threads about edamin (sp) a soy type bean that looks just like a sugar sweet pea.But doesn't taste like them. Some people liked them and some didn't.Just as I was going to bed I saw Elton Brown was doing a show on it.I started tape player and will watch it later. I am curious to see if package tells that you do not eat shell. I may get a small bag and try them. I doubt I will like them as I will be expecting them to taste like sugar pea.
Well I better get my day started since I got up early altho I am now ready to go back for a nap LOL

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KPIKE1 1/28/2009 6:50PM

    I am so glad that you are feeling better. You can only do what your body tells you to do. Take it one day at a time. I have been trying to get more sleep and eat better, but sometimes life gets in the way. I hope you are feeling good again tomorrow and maybe take a few extra steps during your day. You don't have to actually exercise, just take one or two extra steps. Every little bit helps.

Have a good day.


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FEISTYMAMA 1/28/2009 6:36PM

    I haven't tried any soy beans and will probably never be adventurous to try one. I bought soy crisps (like a potato chip) and I couldn't eat them. I honestly thought I was going to throw up afterwards. I couldn't get the taste off my tongue. YECK!! Good luck with that! However, I LOVE sweat peas!! YUM!!!!

I LOVE the Food Network!! I've tried watching Alton Brown but I can't stand him. I don't think his show is very entertaining either. I love it when I can voice my opinion!! emoticon

By the way, a Wii costs $250.00. That doesn't include all the extra controllers either. Right now I don't see any other way around it. I told my husband tonight I should be able to get some Wii time and he told me to do it now, right after I get home. If I did that every night we wouldn't be eating dinner until 7PM or so. Not going to work for me. I'll get it figured out.

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MICKEY341 1/28/2009 12:19PM

    Glad it is a better day. We all have those bummers, but don't let them get you down! That is from a chronic worrier and fretter plus! emoticon

Glad the late night eating went well yesterday...I have been on a 7 day streak.
Weather here still yucky, but not as bad a other parts of the country. Everything is closed...schools, some businesses, church services cancelled. My daughter did come into WF, again, to work. She called me to let me know she made it okay. She lives about 25 miles on the other side of WF.
I have tried the soy beans. They taste good but I have stomach cramps after I eat them, so just don't buy them any more. But I do like them...and they are supposed to be so good for you.
I need to get up and get busy, but I feel like a nap also. I have been up since 5:30 AM.

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Tired today

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My tireness is high and motivation low but it is a new day and it should get better as day progresses.
I did not do well last night.I ate after 10 big time. I stayed up too late.I have been making myself go to bed between 11 and 11:30. And I did not sleep well.I never sleep well but last night was worse. So I feel like I have been run over by a couple of mack trucks. Altho I don't know a lot about hangovers but feel very much like I think that feels.
This is one of my tired days so I will trey to rest and will be back to my normal crappiness tomorrow.LOL
My daughter is coming to clean later and stay for dinner so I will put a pack of ribs in crock pot.I have been waiting to cook them til someone else was here to help eat them.They have a lot of calories so this way I won't be tempted to eat too much.
The challenge I am in will end this weekend and I wonder what will be next.I hope I can stay a white hawk as I like the name Granny Hawk. I don't think I would like the name Blue Bull or Red Devil
My daughter Joy will be turning 40 on Feb 2 and it is hard to believe.She is struggling with a lot of problems that I can't help her with.She thinks I don't know but mothers always know. Plus Angel keeps me informed. I am trying to stay out of it as she doesn't want me to know but like I said I know and have known for a long time. But it seems like just yesterday when she was born. We joke about when we told her brothers they had a sister and they wanted us to take her back and get a brother for them. Kids say what they think.It is a shame people can't be so honest.

Well The sun is shining and I did wake up this morning so all is not bad. Sorry for the downer blog. Just don't feel perky.But then I am not the perky kind of person anyway LOL

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FEISTYMAMA 1/27/2009 8:16PM

    I hope you're feeling better soon. I'm sure the ribs helped! I LOVE ribs but I haven't had them in a while. I used to make them in the crockpot all the time until I became adventurous and made them on the grill this past summer. It's like I had died and gone to heaven! I can't wait for warmer weather so I can make them on the grill again (I think it's 52 days until Spring).

Mother's always know, don't they? I started smoking 1 month before my 18th birthday and would lie to my mom. She would ask me why I smelled like smoke and I would tell her I was at the bowling alley. Deep down I knew she knew but she never said anything to me. I know things that are bothering my daughter but she doesn't know I know. I have connections. It's not awful so I wait for her to come to me otherwise I will not get involved.

We're all to our days of being a "Debbie Downer".


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KPIKE1 1/27/2009 5:23PM

    If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Its hard when we don't feel good, believe my I know with the pain from my shoulder and I haven't been sleeping well either. I wake up everyday exhausted and need to get through another day. I have 3 kids, so I know what you mean. I remember when mine were little and I thought it would never end and hoped for them to grow up, now I wish they were little again.

When my youngest son was born, my daughter (middle child, had older brother) told me when she found out I was having a baby told me it had to be a girl and not another yucky brother or she would put him in garbage can. When I found out it was a boy, I was afraid to tell her. When he was born, I worried about bringing him home (haha), but my daughter fell in love with him (until he turned 4). It was really cute. I wish all days were like that.

Hang in there and remember we are here for you. Don't beat yourself up if you have a bad day, there is always tomorrow. I have a wedding in 3 weeks and can't stop eating, when I want the opposite. Things will get better and you have friends here at Grandmas, stay positive. emoticon

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